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astrazeneca vaccine, covid

Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine is 70.4% effective

The UK's answer to Pfizer and Moderna, the Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine, has proven to be exactly 70.4% effective against COVID-19.
substance addictions, lgbt

Lesbian and bisexual women more likely to have substance addictions

Sexual minorities, especially women, are more likely to have substance addictions due to discrimination, stress and childhood trauma.
Rural relevance

Rural relevance to economic levelling up

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development, lifts the lid on rural relevance to economic levelling up.
oxford COVID vaccine, immunisation

Oxford COVID vaccine creates strong immunisation in older people

New data from the Oxford COVID vaccine trial shows that the UK antidote is working well at Phase two, with defining percentages expected after Phase Three is complete.
G-cloud 12, government digital

Procurement focus: What we need to know about G-Cloud 12

Crown Commercial Service tells us what we need to know about G-Cloud 12 in this procurement focus.
battery storage, renewable

Battery storage for industry – why now?

Chris Rason, Managing Director for Northern Europe at Aggreko UK, underlines the importance of battery storage for industry and why the time for this is now.
black and asian people, islamophobia

NIH: Black and Asian people twice as likely to catch COVID-19

US and UK researchers examined ethnicity data in both countries, finding that Black and Asian people were twice as likely as white people to be infected by the virus - but why?
anti-black bias, racism

Research finds that one in five US police have anti-Black bias

Anti-Black bias has been the subject of #blm protests all year - now, sociologists have analysed 4.8 million adults to further explore the current status of police racism.
food poverty map, local authorities

Innovate UK give £47,000 to “food poverty map” project

A team at the University of Nottingham are working with OLIO to create a "food poverty map" via machine learning that could help local authorities target their food support.
pfizer vaccine, astrazeneca

The Pfizer vaccine: When will people in the UK get it?

Yesterday, at 6:45am in the US, the Pfizer vaccine was revealed to be over 90% effective - so when will the successful drug be available for the UK to use?

Should the Early Years address food poverty?

June O’Sullivan MBE, CEO of London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), stresses the need for the Government to make the free school meal voucher scheme available to all children, including those below the age of five.

Britain’s obesity plan: The top three ways we can transform our health

Stephen Jones, CEO and Co-Founder at Nourish Fit Food, discusses how Britain's obesity plan will continue to fail unless the concept of health itself is radically redefined.
quantum technology collaboration, canada

UKRI invests £2 million into Canada-UK quantum technology collaboration

The UK and Canada have launched a quantum technology collaboration, following an agreement to share this knowledge in 2017.
furlough

Government extends furlough scheme until March

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the government's furlough scheme will be extended until the end of March.
post-brexit era

Healthcare in the post-Brexit era 

With only 2 months to go, Nicholas Kelly, CEO, Axela Ltd, discusses what needs to be done now in order to prepare healthcare services for the post-Brexit era.
low carbon automotive projects

Government awards £49 million to low carbon automotive projects

The Government has awarded £49 million to low carbon automotive projects across the UK to support the automotive sector’s journey to go green and create thousands of new jobs.
COVID-19 testing

First whole city COVID-19 testing to launch in Liverpool

In the first pilot of whole city testing, residents and workers in Liverpool will be offered COVID-19 testing, whether they have symptoms or not.
cost of COVID-19, brexit

What is the cost of COVID-19 in the UK?

The total financial cost of COVID-19 won’t be known until after the crisis is over - but we can look into the available data and piece something together.
offshore wind power, COVID-19

PM Johnson: “Offshore wind power in every home by 2030”

Is this really a push for renewable power, or hot air from Boris Johnson? Here, we discuss the literal possibilities of offshore wind power in the UK.
UK winter lockdown, tier

UK winter lockdown: What are the new rules for November?

The UK winter lockdown was leaked on Friday night, with a hasty press conference assembled on Saturday - so what are the new rules and why was this introduced so late?

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